From 30 April – 2 May 2022 Planted Country in partnership with the National Trust will take place at Stourhead. The event takes place outside of the house and garden and so is a free event to attend. Should you like to visit the house or garden as a part of your day out, you will need to show valid membership or purchase a day ticket.
The three-day event will showcase environmentally-conscious design brands, a botanical market, nature-based workshops, revolving around a six-part talks programme entitled ‘Save our Soil’.
Please note that no booking is required for the talks and workshops, but they will operate on a first come, first served basis. Full details on the schedule of these can be found below. If you would like to visit the house or garden as a part of your day, you will need to show valid membership or purchase a day ticket.
" It’s very exciting to be teaming up with an organisation like the National Trust, whose vision for restoring nature and combating climate change is shared by all of us at Planted. We hope through Planted Country, visitors to Stourhead will be educated, inspired and motivated to play their part in changing the way we design, think and interact with spaces, systems and landscapes to restore balance with nature."
11.30am. Reading Nature
Nature writing has experienced a renaissance since the start of the Covid pandemic as people have reconnected with reading and the natural world. They say information is power and it seems as our knowledge of our destructive relationship with nature grows, so does our determination to chart it, explore it and narrate it. But nature writing isn’t just about reporting doom and gloom. Far from it. Some of the most empowering and optimistic books of our time have been based on nature. Isabella Tree’s “Wilding; the return of nature to a British Farm”, James Rebanks “English Pastoral” and Benedict MacDonald’s “Rebirding” are just three from a long list of seminal books published in the last few years. This talk will draw together a panel of expert writers, readers and nature lovers to explore what books have most inspired them and what they think will inspire you.
In a bid to make events sustainable, Planted Country is committed to sending zero-waste to landfill while insisting all exhibitors and partners meet minimum sustainability criteria.
This is a free event, no booking is required, and is open 9.30am to 5.30pm daily.